We want to grow a better future with nature

Who we are

For too long, businesses have relied on chemical industrialization processes and petrochemicals — depleting our planet’s limited resources. That’s why we are committed to driving the regenerative revolution to manufacture at scale in collaboration with nature.

Led by a hand-picked team of biologists, technologists and entrepreneurs with rebel hearts, Insempra is here to create a new school of thought and collective action. The time to restore the balance between people and the planet is now. We don’t wait for change. We do what needs to be done to grow a better future.

Our mission

Unleash nature to grow matter with atomic precision — thereby enabling businesses to create a world of naturally superior products for all.

“Scaling to the power of biology is scaling sustainably. This is where business and biotechnology must meet. At Insempra we are achieving this by gathering the right people and technology around the right mission”

Jens Klein, Co-Founder & CEO

The team

Our founding team is united by a wealth of experience from the world’s leading academic institutions, management consultancies and companies including AMSilk, Clariant, Evonik, Fraunhofer and Lonza.

Aleksa Stanisic

Scientist Protein Engineering

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Andreas Heyl

CTO

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Anja Albrecht

Lab Manager

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Cansu Tekin

Innovation Manager

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Fabian Zech

Project Assistant

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Janis Fricke

Scientist Bacterial Strain Development

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Jens Klein

CEO

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Joan Shim

Joan Shim

Research Associate Functional Ingredients

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Johannes Sonnenschein

Corporate Development Analyst

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JP Pfander

VP Corporate Development

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Justyna Nocon

Senior Scientist Yeast Strain Engineering

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Lea Martin

Downstream Process Development Engineer

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Luisa Gronenberg

Head of R&D for Functional Ingredients & Strain Engineering

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Marius Schneider

Marius Schneider

Head of Legal

Massimo Portincaso

Senior Advisor

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Max Mundt

VP Business Development

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Melanie Valencia

Head of Impact

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Michaela Kortan

Lead Portfolio Management

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Niharika Singh

Engineering Associate

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Philip Weyrauch

Senior Scientist Strain Engineering and Assays

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Philipp Böhm

Head of Finance and Controlling

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Shashwat Vajpeyi

Head of R&D and Product Development Lipids

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Sofia Lebedinets

Chemical Technical Assistant Analytical Chemistry

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Stefanie Hirsekorn

VP People

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Sung-Hui Yi

Scientist Protein Biochemistry

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Tim Zeiske

Head of Data Science, Innovation & Automation Lipids

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Volker Wagner-Solbach

Head of Scale up, Supply Chain and Procurement

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Guiding principles

Our five guiding principles are the foundation for everything we do and what we aspire to acheive.

Nature grows — and so does our community.

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